Host City/Nation: Montreal, Canada
Opening Date: 17th July, 1976
Closing Date: 1st August, 1976
Number of Nations: 92
Number of Athletes: 6084 (4824 Men, 1260 Women)
Number of Sports: 21
Number of Events: 198
Australian Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze
This was the Olympics that defined gymnastics. The year that Nadia Comeneci's perfect 10 on Bars was the first ever perfect score at an Olympics. The score board had no room for a 10.00 and had to flash the score as a 1.00. Nadia went on to earn another 7 perfect scores.
Nadia was not the only star to emerge from these Olympics. The following gymnasts all shined at this event: Olga Korbut, Nellie Kim, Teodora Ungureanu, Mitsuo Tsukahara and Nikolai Andrianov.